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'The Judge': Well-acted but guilty of sentimentality, reviews say
'The Judge': Well-acted but guilty of sentimentality, reviews say

Movie critics have reached their verdicts on "The Judge," the new courtroom drama starring Robert Downey Jr. as a hotshot lawyer who comes to the defense of his estranged father, a prominent small-town jurist charged with murder (played by Robert Duvall). The film is earning decidedly mixed reviews, with many critics finding director David Dobkin guilty of sentimentality and an overstuffed plot. On the other hand, Downey and Duvall have made a compelling case with their strong performances. The Times' Kenneth Turan says the duo's "powerful symbiotic acting is the key reason to see this film. … Duvall and Downey create a memorable mutual antipathy with...

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